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09/08/2013 at 18:18


09/08/2013 at 18:22

One of my hanging baskets, it has flowered right through the summer with Surfina Lilac vein, it smells like Lillies. Although my lillies have been lovely this year, I think a fairy has been and planted deep pink ones amongst the pale pink and white ones as I didn't plant them, they last for a few weeks as cut flowers in the house.

09/08/2013 at 18:25

Lovely display sizeyuk1 , fairy does share her magic.

I hope the orchid flowers for you Paul, great story.

09/08/2013 at 19:22

Plants look good folks.  Don't do hanging baskets now....too much work watering, dead-heading etc.

09/08/2013 at 20:04
David smith3 wrote (see)

I find this a stunning plant

I think this from the previous page looks very striking.

09/08/2013 at 23:07

The 'star' flower has just been pulled. Half a dozen Himalayan Balsam had crept into the wild area.

Star flowers have mostly gone past their best here. This year I have been beating back bindweed, bramble, nettle, willlowherb, etc. from the formal part of the garden, whilst trying to get the veg off the ground. The molluscs have mown off my carrot seedlings, but constant supply of radish makes up to a certain extent.

The star plants of the moment could the rigid hornwort or the watermint in the pond; they've been doing a stellar job in stripping out excess nutrients. The algae is on a loser.

10/08/2013 at 14:01

My echinaceae prima donna is now living up to its name:

 And pleased with my rudbeckia/echinops combo too:

 In fact, we are enjoying rudbeckias galore:


10/08/2013 at 14:15

Chicky that echinaceae prima donna is gorgeous i'm really jealous, and you're Rudbeckias are flowering nice, I'm still waiting on mine to open.

10/08/2013 at 14:23

Chicky blue and yellow my favourite combo 

10/08/2013 at 15:01

Wow, there are some lovely colours about! I'm hoping to grow some rudbeckia. This beauty is just starting to open flowers - hollyhock 'antwerp'. I started it from seed this February - the other one germinated a month later, and looks like it's waiting 'til next year



10/08/2013 at 15:54

That's lovely, Bookmonster - I miss growing hollyhocks but they get devastated by rust every single time now in my garden.  I've thought about trying them in pots or containers instead.

10/08/2013 at 16:57

Thanks BobTheGardener. It's my first time with them, so we'll have to see. It's supposed to be a resistant variety, and I've heard cutting them to the ground after flowering helps, so we'll see


11/08/2013 at 10:12


Hi everyone took photo of my evening primrose last night it was so bright as dusk was on its way

11/08/2013 at 10:34

I took this one last night when watering the garden, bee and butterfly enjoying the echinacea


11/08/2013 at 11:03


who said late summer was tricky in a garden - the colours on this thread at the moment are lovely! That evening primrose looks good enough to eat ( might improve my tetchiness too)

11/08/2013 at 11:54

The latest lily to open.


11/08/2013 at 11:56

Chicky, I think late summer is one of the best times in a garden if you choose your plants well. I have a bit of a boring gap earlier on in the season sometimes

11/08/2013 at 11:57

Salvia patio & clematis triternata Rubromarginata

Thanks all for sharing lovely pics. I need a bigger garden

11/08/2013 at 13:18

KEF- you need a bigger garden, my needs to increase at least tenfold

Love your echinacer Mrs Garden

David what a stunning plant

Clueless that is beautiful and bright

Sizeyuk a lovely frothy basket

Lizzie beautiful as always

Chicky I love the echinacea

Book beautiful colour holyhock

Tracey lovely lemon colour

Elaych you are good to have caught the butterfly

KEF lilies are one of my favourite, that's a great white one.

Keep the pics comming- the stunners can change daily


11/08/2013 at 13:41

KEF- longiflorum is my favourite lily 

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